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WIAW # 6–Taco Tuesday.


(Quick post – it’s 1 am and I’m still finishing a paper I’m writing for class tomorrow. I had it done a few days ago, but I decided last minute that it was awful and needed hardcore editing. Oh, perfectionism).

Hello, WIAW! Thanks to Jenn for hosting, as always!

Breakfast – 9:00 am

Of course:


The pumpkin protein pancake. AKA: the same breakfast I’ve been eating 4-5 times a week for the last little while.


I follow this recipe, but I sub out the banana for about 3 tablespoons of canned pumpkin and I use cookies and cream protein powder. You’d think the combo would be weird, but it’s actually pretty awesome.


Topped with almond butter and maple pumpkin butter – makes for a pretty awesome breakfast.

While this is amazing, I’m thinking I need to mix up my pancakes a little. These, perhaps?

And because I am a fantastic girlfriend, I make Eric breakfast most mornings too.


He told me he was particularly hungry, so I made him a whole wheat bagel with herb and garlic cream cheese, two eggs, and a slice of deli ham. Yea, I’m awesome.

Lunch – 12:45 pm

Lately, I’ve had a really weird obsession with rice cakes.


Kind of the oddest thing ever, considering that they don’t actually taste like anything. But they’re just the perfect vehicle for toppings and they’ve got an interesting texture to them, so I can’t get enough of them right now.

I’ve got 2 sunny side up eggs, 2 slices of all-natural honey baked deli ham and brie cheese on top of two rice cakes with steamed green beans on the side.


Runny yolk = absolutely essential to eating eggs. Delicious. Smile

Snack – 4:00 pm

Eaten during my break in class.


Broke into the Larabar stash! While I wouldn’t say it tasted like a blueberry muffin, it was tasty so I won’t complain.

Dinner – 7:30 pm

One of my favourite meals in existence.


I love tacos! When I was living with my parents, I would request them pretty much weekly. Just so delicious.

Of course, I had to whip up some guacamole to go with it.


Homemade is always the way to go.


Of course, I had to test it out. Smile with tongue out

Side note: I am a huge snacker when it comes to meal prep. I’m always snacking on baby carrots, cheese, whatever I’m cooking…a lot of the time I’m not even really hungry anymore by the time dinner’s ready! A bit of an annoyance, really – I need to work on that.

I mixed up some ground chicken with the seasoning, and prepared the other toppings. We had lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

Taco 1:


(Stand and Stuff taco shells are a bloggers best friend. No having to hold the taco up to take a picture!)

Taco 2:


Excuse the poor picture, I just wanted to get in my mouth (TWSS). Notice how much dirtier the plate got – I’m a messy taco eater.

Taco 3:


And taco 3. I do not mess around on Taco Tuesday.

Snack – 11:00

Around 10:30, I decided that I needed to fix my paper (after having a bit of a breakdown…right, school is stressful), so I new I was going to need a nighttime snack.

Enter tastes-much-much-MUCH-better than it looks study snack.


1/2 cup cottage cheese, a splash of almond milk, a 1/2 scoop of casein protein powder, and a few drops of stevia.

My nighttime snack is usually some variation on this – sometimes I use Greek yogurt, or sometimes I use a full serving of casein and mix it with almond milk to an almost pudding-y consistency. I get an awesome hit of protein before bed, so it works well for me.

And now back to that paper (sigh) wish me luck!

<—Do you snack when you prep meals?

<—What’s your usual nighttime snack?


17 thoughts on “WIAW # 6–Taco Tuesday.

  1. Yumm tacos, always a good idea! And anything with guac makes it about 600X better 😉 That breakfast pancake looks good too, I think those flavors actually sound quite interesting together, especially the cookies and cream protein powder… yum
    That looks like a tasty nighttime snack, I often have something similar! Cottage cheese, yogurt, some kind of delicious mix like that

  2. Mmmm your tacos look great!

  3. Hehe I know what you mean about the strange obsession with rice cakes. I get legitimate cravings for them sometimes too, and I can’t really figure out why. But they DO make awesome vehicles for toppings… have you ever tried them with almond butter and honey? To.die.for. And speaking of which…. ugh tacos are like the bane of my existence. I love them -so- much and usually end up giving myself a stomach ache. 😀 And ditto on the meal-prep snacking. I think I end up eating half my dinner before it actually makes it to the plate…

  4. tacos are so awesome, you can do so many things with them. i want that pumpkin pancake, looks delicious

  5. Your pancake is perfect lol so jealous! :p I’m actually not a huge night time snacker… I think it’s because I typically eat dinner later than most (7:30-8pm) so I just stick to tea

  6. Am I the oddball that hates rice cakes? They taste so plain! Give me some bread 🙂

  7. OMG if i come over can you make me what you made eric? haha

  8. I’m with Christina on this one. Eric’s breakfast looks amazing!! I also love “taco tuesday”. I can’t decide which taco looks better!!

  9. Haha. Your midnight snack sounds delicious – sometimes the best tasting snacks look kinda funky. But it doesn’t matter!

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